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credit. according to a report in the "washington post," president obama's economic advisors aand outside experts say the nation's much celebrated housing rebound is leaving too many people hyped, including young people looking to buy their first homes and individuals with credit records that were weakened by the recession. in response, administration officials say they are working to get banks to lend to a wider range of borrowers by taking advantage of taxpayer backed programs, including those offered by the federal housing administration that insure home loans against default. wait a minute. this is the exact tactic that caused the housing bubble and the housing market to crash years ago. is washington ever going to learn from its past mistakes? just another sign that the administration has no idea what they're doing. joining me with reaction, the founder of campens company and ceo of the bab group, real estate analyze, dani babb. the community reinvestment act, wasn't that the government started under jimmy carter, doubled down by bill clinton and increased under clinton that forced b
region. u.s. president barack obama met with the singapore prime minister in washington on tuesday. singapore has agreed to a u.s. plan to deploy cutting edge combat ships to the country on a rotational basis beginning as early as this month. obama expressed his appreciation to the country for allowing the u.s. to use military related facilities. >> i'm very thankful for singapore and its partnership. i'm thankful for the prime minister for his outstanding work. >> singapore is very happy that the u.s. and the obama administration has been putting greater emphasis on its relations with asia. >> reporter: thailand and the philippines are asean members and old u.s. allies. by enhancing ties with singapore in addition to these nations, the u.s. government is demonstrating the new defense strategy, rebalancing to asia. nhk world, singapore. >>> health authorities in china have found two more indications bringing the number of infections to nine. the number of patients may grow. a third man has died from h7n9. strain of flu not detected in people. they warn the number of people infected
'll hear, don, is president obama call for congress in washington, d.c. to do what legislators in colorado have done, which is colorado, the president will say is a frontier state, a state that has a history and respect for gun ownership, but they did take some measures to add restrictions on gun ownership including universal background checks, expanding them and a ban on high sxaft magazine, i believe over 15 rounds. so president obama will say that congress and washington, d.c. should do what colorado has done. of course, they're very different. the legislature in colorado is democratic. where as in washington, d.c. this is obviously the house is republican and there are some questions about whether or not this gun control legislation will be able to get through the senate, because not every democrat is on board and certainly some republicans are not as well. so that's basically his pitch today. >> okay, so that's a political battle here. let's go to the front lines, so to speak. you spent time with agents on the front lines of the nation's battle with gunle hav le havgun. tell us what y
jump protocol and invite the young man to washington for a dinner and sit down and have obama talked to him or the secretary of state man to man. all they can do is say no. all good questions. have you been back to north korea? host: he is gone. sorry about that. as our calller looked across, he would have found north of rio was probably more prosperous than self reappear yen since that time, south korea has become a success story. north korea is still back in the time warp of 1965. so it is different on the korean peninsula now than it did then. i think that obviously has an impact on the situation we're dealing with. i do not know whether kim jong- un speaks english. i do not think others have met him. i suppose he studied english at least during the brief time he was in school in switzerland. i would not be surprised if he knows some english. question of china providing what north korea needs actually needs to be turned around. i think many of us think that china has been too indulgent of north korea and so willing to provide food, fuel, and other kinds of assistance that it has e
control. columnist dana millbank in today's "washington post" points out obama made an impassioned bid this week to revive prospects for gun control legislation but it's difficult to escape the conclusion that his efforts come too late. as dana says harry reid had to drop the plans for legislation on the assault weapons ban, and large clips because the support wasn't there, would that have happened regardless of the president maybe not having been pushing this agenda as he should have been? >> well, i think it would have happened regardless of any president. i mean the truth of the matter is that the nation's attention span is -- we -- it's very thin and we've forgotten pretty quickly. so i think that's why you saw the white house and the president this week sort of on this reminder tour, not just on gun control, but on immigration,age other things. you know, he spent so much time focused on sequestration and he was in israel last week he sort of aimed to bring it back this week and say, hey, we haven't forgotten. these are still my priorities. but you know, congress and washington doe
of important stories to get you. i am generally. jon: i am jon scott. grumblings in washington as president obama begins the second day of fundraising. during a denver police academy yesterday before heading west. he attends private events today in california in hopes of helping democrats win back the house of representatives and hold onto the senate in next year's midterm elections. watchdogs are blasting the president for taking part after promising campaign-finance reform during his first term. ed henry is live from the white house. does this suggest that the president can work with congress right now? >> it has been getting earlier for both cards as they try to fight it out. he had two events last night, two events today, the president. law-enforcement officials, talking about gun control, saying that he wanted to work with republicans to find common sense and common ground on some of these gun-control measures. that sounds like a contradiction, although the white house spokesmen insist that raising money for democrats will also work for republicans and that is not appropriate. >> to do
crisis escalates. >> the obama plan, at least for now, as he comes to california is to take precautions but grant no concessions. live in washington, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. >> steve, thank you so much for the update. >>> and governor jerry brown is on his way to china next week hoping to bring billions to new investments for the state. california is china's third largest trading partner. the top exports? computers, electronics and scrap. the governor will encourage tourism and greenhouse gas productions. they will open a privately funded state trade-off in shanghai, as well. >>> and a disturbing video going viral. today, rutger's university firing their basketball coach. the decision came after this video surfaced showing mike rice, physically and verbally abusing his players during practice. in a statement, the university said they did discipline rice when they first discovered the video last fall and forced him to attend anger management. but the video went viral, and angered many in the rutgers community and across the area. his actions shocked the fellow players an
greatly. >> certainly president obama is trying to get the ball back in his court, so to speak, having the fire needed around the country and in washington, d.c. to move on some type of legislation for gun violence reform in this country. as we used president obama as an example, and americans see the first ever african-american president, does that give people a reason to think that we truly do live in a post racial america when we really don't? >> certainly, some people have tried to make that argument. i think when we looked at how our country, some part of our country reacted, we saw the rise of the tea party and frankly, the most vocal profane element of the tea party out there. it reminded people that we can't be post racial until we're post racism. we can't be post racial as long as people are showing up to rallies when they put the white back in the white house. and we as a country, i think all ultimately, most of us yearn to be that one nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all. tragedy is, my daughter is 7. she thinks per where she lives. our job as grown-ups is to
. >> it is a artificial in terms of long-term economic recovery because what is going on in washington particularly with the obama administration, think of their major achievements from the economy, they raised taxes. that's what they did. they raised taxes. that is a drag on the economy. martha: i think there is another plan i want to get your feelings on this. you have got this sort of health care hovering over the jobs market, right? you have a lot of companies that are still sort of trying to figure out what they're going to do with it. they don't want to hire more people. small companies want to stay as tiny as they can right now. they're in complete hunker down mode. >> small companies between 50 and 499 employees. their employment is drop drag mat i canly. that is job growth coming out of recession. not the large companies. smaller companies like that. may not be they're laying people off. they're not hiring. martha: not hiring. >> in this economy we should be in a robust economy right now. they're not hiring. with more unknowns looming oversee questionster, health care tax, why would you hi
president obama unveils his budget proposal next wednesday we're hearing it will include cuts to social security and other entitlement programs. we'll talk live with washington insider jamie dupree about what the president is hoping to get from republicans in exchange for this change to the social security program. >>> 7:06. and the world champs are back in town. sounds good doesn't it? thousands of giants fans are expected to gather in san fransisco for today's season opener at home. ktvu channel 2 reporter tara moriarty is live at at&t park with look at how the team is preparing. >> we just learned that both of the world series giants trophies are going to be displayed underneath the coke bottle, so you can grab a look. it's been sprinkling out here but should be clear skies for the game. the field is looking good. players show up at about 10:00 to start their warmups. it really seems like yesterday when we had the parade and the giants won the world series. the giants swept the detroit tigers as you remember, but this afternoon the giants will be taking on the st. louis cardinals and
to shoot down incoming missiles and warheads. >>> when president obama unveils his budget proposal next wednesday we're hearing it will include cuts to social security and other entitlement programs. we'll talk live with washington insider jamie dupree about what the president is hoping to get from republicans in exchange for this change to the social security program. >>> 7:06. and the world champs are back in town. sounds good doesn't it? thousands of giants fans are expected to gather in san fransisco for today's season opener at home. ktvu channel 2 reporter tara moriarty is live at at&t park with look at how the team is preparing. >> we just learned that both of the world series giants trophies are going to be displayed underneath the coke bottle, so you can grab a look. it's been sprinkling out here but should be clear skies for the game. the field is looking good. players show up at about 10:00 to start their warmups. it really seems like yesterday when we had the parade and the giants won the world series. the giants swept the detroit tigers
far. according to the "wall street journal," the obama administration has decided to turn down the volume. white house correspondent dan lothian live from washington on that part of the story for us this morning. dan, this report reveals that the administration has a game plan for showing military force, but it also says the white house is now dialing back. why? >> reporter: well, you're right. i mean, the report talks about sort of this playbook, if you will, that has specific steps that was signed off on by the administration. essentially, the u.s. flexing its muscles to try to turn down the temperature, not only in north korea but also in the region there. but this report pointing out that the steps that the u.s. has taken may have been more provocative, may have pushed and provoked this new leader, kim jong-un, more than intended, so they're dialing things back just a bit. keep in mind that the u.s. presence has been increasing in the region in recent weeks starting back on march 8th when the u.s. flew b-52s as part of what was described as a routine mission. then about 2 1
in on facebook. ,/c-span.cp,/ -- editor of the nationa nation magazine on how the obama administration is handling gun control and other issues. also i conversation on growing --ed -- growing diced the growing diabetes. and the food and health correspondent at npr. washington journal is live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> now joining us to continue our discussion on the situation ,n korea, michele flournoy former defense undersecretary for the obama administration. certain in that capacity from 2009 until 2012. , are wey flournoy mobilizing for war? no, absolutely not. what you're seeing is a regular exercise we hold a most every year. i think there is a desire on the part of the administration to signal our strong support and close ties to south korea and so forth. if anything, right now everybody thes to try to turn down tensions. >> are these tensions different than in the past? >> they are and they aren't. seen cycles of provocation before from north korea, both from the previous leader in the previous leader before that. what is new this time is that we have a new, young, inex
jobs numbers caused the market stumble. his assessment of the obama economy. lori: welcome back. good friday evening. i'm lori rothman, filling in for lou dobbs on assignment hosting an awards dinner in washington d.c. the dedicated to helping disadvantaged young people overcome adversity through hard work and determination by providing academic scholarships and mentoring programs. lovely evening. can't wait to hear more about it. a tough day for economic news. well of the worst levels of the session. lost 41 points. the s&p down seven. now on the week, the comeback at the end of the day felt just shy of a positive week with the index down less than a tenth of a percent. however, but the snb and nasdaq turned in their worst weekly losses of the year. s&p 501% and the nasdaq down 2%. boeing is completing the certification testing for its new battery system on that long troubled 787 dream liner. the data now goes to the faa. boeing stock up nicely on that news. prices rose up $23.50. oil fell to below $93 a barrel. treasurys, big move. the ten year down again, a new low for the year. fa
-un, would be san diego, washington, d.c., hawaii, and austin. >> i'm confident president obama is taking a stand. he's our president. i'm confident that the american people will rally behind him. this is a point of unification. this is a defining point in america's history. people need to understand what the north korean threat is. it's perhaps the fifth largest force in the world. they have chemical, nuclear, biological, and nerve weapons. in the event of an attack on seoul, hundreds of thousands of people would die very, very quickly. we have moved missile systems to guam, the most important american base in the pacific. and so the white house is now looking at what they need to be doing, perhaps they've calculated or miscalculated in the past. but there needs to be an understanding on fox and every news network and every newspaper that this is an adversary, that these people want to kill americans. now, some would say, well, this is about money. this is about foreign aid. this is about propping them up. this is about giving them food and fuel. it may be in the end. but the united stat
much. we have breaking news right now in washington. john harwood with the details. over to you, john. >> maria, this is part of the sequester battle this is symbolic. you had president obama at the white house confirming he's going to return 5% of his salary since the beginning of the sequester, which hit on march the 1st. now, the president makes $400,000 a year. that's a little more than $30,000 a month, which means that 5% of that for a month, so far, we're just in the beginning of april, is less than $2,000. not a consequential amount of money, but this is part of the president's attempt to get the high ground, especially as some of the sequester effects kick in. i wouldn't be at all surprised, we heard a similar thing from chuck hagel, the defense secretary, because a lot of the defense cuts are coming in defense, earlier today. i wouldn't be surprised if we hear that from some members of congress, with the question of leadership as well. but principally, only for those who like president obama, don't actually need that money, maria. >> john, thanks so much. john, let me ask you
in government policy. monday, washington base investment firm hype securities had a report predicting the obama administration would reverse course op big spending cuts that would have hit health insurers. they skyrocketed by 8.5%, a half hour later. the government announced the change in policy the report predicted. while the incident is throwing a spotlight on the controversial political intelligence industry, today's report by the investigative arm of congress concludeed the area is murky saying, quote, the prevalence of the sale of political intelligence is not known and therefore difficult to quantify. while currently little prevents lobbyists and washington insiders from gathering information, top congress could supplement existing gyps and laws to create stricter regulation. melissa: the washington post traveled the 1700 mile route and wrote about the experience in the recently published e-book, and, steve, what inspired you to do this? >> well, just seemed like a good way to bring this object to life rather than sit here and talk about whether or not this piece of paper was going to be
in a show of military might. dan lothian is live from washington. we're hearing this headline, dan, but at the same time we're also learning from the obama administration they have this so-called playbook for north korea. >> that's right. that was first reported by the "wall street journal" now independently confirmed by cnn that there was this playbook whereby the north korea did one thing, then the u.s. would react in a certain way. now there's this concern though, according to one official that perhaps they may have pushed north korea's leader too far. so they're dialing things back just a bit. keep in mind over the last several weeks the u.s. really has been beefing up its presence in the region. twice last month the u.s. said b-52 bombers that fly over south korea as part of what we are told is a routine mission. there were navy ships sent to the region and then just yesterday, of course, we find out that this missile defense system will be sent to guam. a lot of concern because many u.s. officials really don't know kim jong-un. they believe that he is unpredictable. perhaps c
, president obama told a denver audience if a state like colorado can pass what he calls common-sense gun laws, so can congress here in washington. our white house correspondent jessica yellin is joining us from denver with more. >> reporter: hi, wolf. the president came here to call on supporters to pressure congress to pass a law expanding background checks before he said opponents can run out the clock. president obama traveled west to keep up his campaign for tough new gun safety laws. >> every day that we wait to do something about it, even more of our fellow citizens are stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. now, the good news is, colorado has already chosen to do something about it. >> reporter: he's talking about the package of new gun safety laws colorado's democratic governor signed last month. they limit magazine clips to 15 rounds, require universal background checks, and require gun customers to pay for the cost of their background checks. the proposal introduced in the u.s. senate doesn't even include two of those three new measures, but it's struggling for votes. that ma
. this breaking news this morning, the "washington post" has gotten a heads up on the president's proposal for the budget of next year. what's interesting is this is unlike the barak obama we've heard from in the past. he's actually talking about cutting social security and medicare big time. but you know what? he's also talking about more taxes. fewer tax hikes, but he is still in this new budget proposal calling for $580 billion in more tax if they did change the cost of living calculation for s the so-called cbit could generate $200 billion. unfortunately, it's going to generate a lot of heat from democrats. >> brian: chain cbi will send guys like independent sanders, bernie sanders over the top. it will send nancy pelosi into the moon. but that's something that republicans say you talked about doing it. when it comes to action, you don't do it. that would be significant. also, he's also talk being a 28% cap on all entitlements which would affect charities, home builders, pension plans, anybody who tried to buy a home. >> steve: writeoffs. >> brian: yeah. so-called closing of loopholes.
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